Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring giggles

found on pinterest

Not much to say today,
but sharing some giggles with you -

"Giggle, Giggle, Quack" by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin

happy baby found on

"Time for Middle Age" Collage Art Doll by inkspired
made with all recycled junk mail

dancing in the highway of life...

Future lumberjack?

recycled junk mail and bottle cap magnet art
by inkspired

Disney's Bambi and Thumper with bluebird

"Flora" Collage Art Doll made from all recycled junk mail

found on pinterest

found on

Dinah the Dinosaur
Merrimack Pub. Co.

flamingo hat at the Kentucky Derby
photo cred: Jeff Haynes

safety pin pattern by Sherri Osborn

Bert and Mary Poppins

"Taboo Island Twister Tie Hula"
by Thor Geck0 found on pinterest


"Dreaming of Spring" original collage paper doll

Well, had enough
tee hee giggles?

Here's one more for the day:

Remember to smile at a stranger today!

tee hee,
and on pinterest:  K.Kloberdans

Thursday, April 24, 2014

rose garden tea party

It's time for a tea party!
A rose tea party, that is!

Two lovely paper dolls with tea party dresses,
from Liana's paperdoll blog

I don't have this doll's name.
Do you? Let me know in the comments section!

Liana's blog paper doll and dress

New Yorker fashion 2008 Spring issue

'Jill's Easter Dress'


You can find more base dolls and lots more paper doll clothes if you put in my search box:

white lace dress and shawl,  circa 1814

Let's send out some invitations!
Here are several ideas to inspire you:


out-of-print Back Street Design Tea Party Cutting Design

Spellbinders teacup die

Eleanor Boardman vintage magazine cover art

a garland pattern to cut

Here are some great
Rose Tea Party accessories to wear:

"Georgia Rose"
original Collage Art Doll made from all recycled junk mail by inkspired

Here are some more fun tea party fashions:

Barbie I Dream of Spring

"Tea Party Pretty"
original Collage Art Doll using all recycled junk mail by inkspired

Let's set a pretty table:

tea party note card

tea pot shaped sugar cubes:

an Original Arnaricreation from Japan
Royal Ainsley tea cup and saucer

vintage salt and pepper teapot shaped shakers

a Royal Bayreuth tea cup made in Bavaria, Germany

with lots of yummy food:

tea cookies

Using a Ritz cracker as your base, spread a light cream cheese layer on top. Arrange green grapes in a circle around outer edge, with a fresh raspberry placed in the center.

two toned jelly bean cupcake with gumdrop leaves

hand painted cake with food safe colors

Noritake teacup and saucer, circa 1918

For special, take home favors,
you can use many of the images for the invitations, or use some of these ideas:

fancy chocolate bar wrappers
courtesy Martha Stewart

for an embroidered tea towel,
or a painted apron:

hand painted tea pot marble magnets, found on etsy

a Pashmina scarf

Their very own teacup to take home.
This one is only $10 on etsy:

and so is this one:

vintage Bavarian tea cup and saucer

You could whip up a little muslin bag fairly quickly, using teacup designs printed from your printer:

Harrison Fisher vintage painting

a special kirigami cutting:

Take lots of photos,
and remember to send me one or two!
Going through my comments section is the best way to do this.

A couple of out-of-print Back Street Design paper cuttings that I have done:

'til next time,
and on pinterest: K.Kloberdans

Alfons Mucha "The Spirit of Spring"